The Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) has threatened to put down it’s tools if the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission ( GTEC) Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) fail to address the concerns of University Senior Staff. The Senior Staff Association of Public Universities in Ghana (SSA-UOG) and the Federation of Universities Senior Staff (FUSSAG) declared on an indefinite nationwide strike on Wednesday January 17, 2024 over the blatant disregard for their welfare by the government. According to them, the rationale behind the strike is the unheeded calls for the payment of their Tier-2 pension and overtime allowance requests. In an interview on Ahomka fm and Ocean 1 tv, the general secretary of Ghana Association of University Administrators, Surveyor Richard Afriyie, aside the conditions of service, the national Labour Act endorsed by the government is also in existence to protect various businesses in the country. “It is in the very National Labour Act that, if anyone works above 8hours, that person must be paid for the overtime. If a worker works on a holiday, he should be paid for that time spent at the workplace. That is also one of the reasons we are going n this strike since our we have not been paid our overtime allowance”, he emphasized.

Story by : Mercy Collins

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